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Making Sure the Last (Cross-Border) Mile Doesn't Hurt Your Business

Making Sure the Last (Cross-Border) Mile Doesn't Hurt Your Business

Shippers responding to the ever-rising customer demand for lightning-fast fulfillment are finding the expense of getting goods delivered fast over the last mile to Canada is increasing. Without first putting in place operational protocols that make economic sense, shippers could be allowing their...[more]


Freight Payment: the Final Link in End to End Supply Chain

Freight Payment: the Final Link in End to End Supply Chain

As companies face increasingly complex global supply chains, end-to-end visibility is critical to keeping businesses healthy, providing high-quality customer service and turning supply chains into competitive advantages. Supply chain managers work diligently to design and manage extended supply...[more]


The Digital Global Supply Chain

The Digital Global Supply Chain

Global trade is fast, and organizations are struggling to keep up. Uncertainties arising from ever- changing political landscapes and the pressure to remain competitive are forcing companies to think outside the box. They must continually transform their internal processes to reinforce their...[more]


Understanding Customs Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties

Understanding Customs Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties

Did you know that, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP), roughly four percent of products entering the United States are subject to anti-dumping or countervailing duties (AD/CVD)?  This means, essentially, that the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission...[more]


Proper Tariff Classification - A Vital Part of Customs Compliance

Proper Tariff Classification - A Vital Part of Customs Compliance

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), tariff classification mistakes are a top cause of shipment clearance delays, as well as a red flag for a potential customs audit.  Every product entering or leaving the United States must be assigned a classification code, but assigning...[more]


Is Your Supply Chain Canada-Ready?

Is Your Supply Chain Canada-Ready?

Five Tips to Ensuring a Highly Effective Canadian Logistics Strategy[more]


What Are Late Deliveries Costing Me?

What Are Late Deliveries Costing Me?

Cargo delays or supply chain disruptions can have costly ramifications for manufacturers or logistics providers, whether they are on inbound or outbound shipments. This is especially true for time-sensitive shipments when early or late deliveries result in penalties, expensive delays or missed...[more]


Where Is My High Priority Delivery Right Now?

Where Is My High Priority Delivery Right Now?

A single late shipment can result in a major business disruption with serious ramifications, such as dissatisfied customers, lost business, and missed revenue. Whether it’s a time-critical piece needed for assembly, or if there is a crew of expensive technicians on hand for a customer installation,...[more]


Where Is My Cargo Right Now?

Where Is My Cargo Right Now?

Whether you are a manufacturer waiting for a vital inbound component, or a shipper wanting to avoid late delivery fees, knowing the status of your cargo at any given moment during the shipping cycle could help you avoid significant ramifications. Even one or two late arrivals due to unexpected...[more]


6 Global Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2018

6 Global Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2018

In 2017, global trade soared across major economies around the world, raising hopes that the climate is ready to improve. And at the same time, the complexity of conducting global trade and complying effectively with numerous and growing regulatory and licensing requirements has also...[more]


Understanding the Freight Transportation Challenges of Mid-Market Shippers

Understanding the Freight Transportation Challenges of Mid-Market Shippers

Mid-market manufacturers and retailers share a number of urgent challenges, as they strive to manage their freight-transportation programs with maximum efficiency. They require a steady supply of capacity to get product to market, yet can’t dictate terms to carriers in the manner of their larger...[more]


Why Retailers Need to Take a More Holistic Approach to Improving Supply Chain Efficiency

Why Retailers Need to Take a More Holistic Approach to Improving Supply Chain Efficiency

Supply chain managers’ traditional focus on increasing efficiency by reducing costs, for example on transactional line items such as freight rates, is no longer delivering significant benefits. However, an innovative transportation management partner can deliver ground-breaking ways to increase...[more]


Seven Steps to Export Success: Top Considerations Before Reaching Out to International Markets

Seven Steps to Export Success: Top Considerations Before Reaching Out to International Markets

Did you know that the biggest reason U.S. businesses fail in international markets is because they don’t do the required market research, or put together a comprehensive export strategy? Or that the top reason shipments are delayed at the border is because of missing or incomplete documentation?...[more]


Winning the Battle for eCommerce Last-Mile Excellence

Winning the Battle for eCommerce Last-Mile Excellence

Last mile logistics are the latest battleground as e-commerce shoppers continue to raise the stakes with regard to delivery and service expectations. Today’s e-commerce retailer must embrace the need to provide low cost -- preferably free -- shipping, highly flexible delivery options, advanced...[more]


The Adoption of Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Lift Trucks

The Adoption of Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Lift Trucks

What if your materials handling operation could achieve higher operational productivity, eliminate cumbersome battery charging infrastructure and deliver consistently high performance? It may be possible with lift trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Large, successful organizations are...[more]


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